A Twitter user with the handle @The_Ronkee has alleged that a baby whose parents wore face mask while trying to prevent coronavirus died.
“How do you wear face mask for a year old baby? Now baby don die”, @The_Ronkee tweeted.
How do you wear face mask for a year old baby? Now baby don die
— IYA ONI JERSEY ???? (@The_Ronkee) May 19, 2020
The CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have warned people against mask-wearing in individuals under the age two years.
If a mask is too tight, an infant or toddler may not be able to vocalize breathing difficulties.
If an infant falls asleep while wearing a mask, they can, indeed, suffocate in a manner very similar to what happens to a baby suffering from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS.